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Business Inspiration, Rock Your Business

5 Small Business Owners Who Started Their Businesses Against Surprising Odds


If people only started businesses when they had plenty of seed money and tons of time to launch their product or build their client base, many of the world’s most innovative products and companies wouldn’t exist. Entrepreneurship rarely starts with a smooth takeoff like an airline passenger jet – sometimes it’s abrupt, bumpy, and stressful,… Read more

Employee Management, Manage Your Business

Formula for Success or Huge Mistake: Is Working with Family or Friends Really the Best Idea?


  Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or a seasoned small business owner, you’re probably either currently working with family or friends or have pondered the thought of having them join your team. With more than 90 percent of all businesses in the United States categorized as family-owned, including some of the most successful Fortune 500… Read more

Customer Marketing, Grow Your Business

Small Business Marketing Lessons from Humans of New York

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Humans of New York is one of the most unique pages on Facebook – it’s an ongoing everyday photography project, where a photographer named Brandon wanders the streets of New York City and takes pictures of the people he meets, and shares their stories in the photo captions. The page has 12 million “Likes.” You… Read more

Fund Your Business, Small Business Loans

Know the Rules of the Game: Coming Limitations and Curveballs to Short-Term Loans


Every year 12 million Americans turn to payday lending as a solution to their short-term financial woes. However, that number may begin to dwindle now that the federal government has inserted itself into the mix. Within the next few months, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is expected to release its first draft of federal regulations… Read more

Innovate Your Business, Sustainability

New Sustainable Research Shows What Being Sustainable Means in 2015

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Small businesses occupy somewhere between 30 and 50 percent of commercial spaces in the United States. Within those billions of square feet lies the opportunity to embrace sustainable initiatives that can make a real difference to the environment. As a business owner, you can adopt earth-friendly practices that can help you save money and save… Read more

Rock Your Business, Small Business Stories

Witness App: Helping Deliver Accurate Information to Stop Crime


Crime is bad for business. According to recent statistics cited in CNBC, retail theft – including shoplifting, employee/supplier fraud, and organized retail crime – cost businesses more than $112 billion worldwide during 2012. As of 2009, the average American family had to pay an extra $435 per year to cover the costs of shoplifting (in… Read more

Advertising, Grow Your Business

How Facebook is Helping Small Businesses Create Better Ads

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Facebook has added new tools to their Facebook Creative Shop that are designed to help small business owners create agency-worthy ads. Facebook’s advertising platform has been incredibly successful with small businesses, and now the company wants to help customers maximize their investment in digital marketing. Facebook Creative Shop launched last year as a resource for… Read more

Rock Your Business, Small Business Stories

The Mobility Marketplace: Buying and Selling Used Smartphones


People love their smartphones and mobile devices, and web-enabled devices have been a transformative technology that have helped to empower and connect billions of people all over the world. But after people upgrade their smartphones to the newest and shiniest version, what happens to the old phones? Too often, old phones end up in landfills,… Read more

Branding, Innovate Your Business

Is It Time for You to Rebrand? Lessons From Hillary Clinton’s New Logo


There comes a natural point where every business owner considers a rebrand. Perhaps you’ve recently secured a loan or funding, or just successfully completed your biggest revenue quarter. Maybe your business is in a slump and in need of a revival, and you think a new visual identity will give your business the boost it… Read more

Inventory & Shipping, Manage Your Business

Want to Use Green Vendors? We’ve Got You Covered With These Green Sources


Green is good. Green tells people your business cares about the environment. Green shows your community that you have made a commitment to keeping our earth healthy. But what if you haven’t gone green yet? How do you do it? Sourcing your products from environmentally friendly businesses is one of the best ways to go… Read more

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